Fresh off a major coaching change for the Quakes and a last minute win for Bay Cities FC in the last round of the tournament both clubs were looking for a momentum shift. What was “won on paper” turned out to be a reality as the top flight club made the upstart visitors who became familiar with the stadium come crashing down to earth and ending their run after two games with a resounding 5 to 0 win for the Quakes.
The game was no contest thanks to goals from Jack Skahan, Paul Marie, Cade Cowell from the penalty spot, Niko Tsakiris, and Ousseni Bouda.
While the Quakes await their next opponent in the Open Cup they return to MLS play with another home match against Seattle on Saturday April 23 at 7pm. Bay Cities return to NISA play on the same day and time with another road match to Southern California to face Cal United Strikers.
Update 4/21/22: adding Doug’s summary at Soccer Bay Area.
In what is deemed a major upset, and one since the 1997 run of the San Francisco Seals when they defeated what is now Sporting Kansas City (Wizards) and the second incarnation of the San Jose Earthquakes (Clash) – the upstart Bay Cities FC from Redwood City (NISA) led by founder and coach Anders Perez defeated Monterey Bay Cities FC 2-1. It was of note that the coach of the losing team was Frank Yallop who was at the home of his former team and will once again return in two weeks on April 23 to have his name etched in the Quakes Wall of Fame.
The select shots from this match is here, and can also be found at the spot below and on the 3pointsport IG.
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While our highlight photo is here on Soccer Bay Area. Doug Zimmerman has a better take on the game and yes, the significance is still hard to take it but still–an impressive victory by Bay Cities–who will play their home opener this Saturday against Valley United from Arizona at Tranmere Field 7pm start.
Olympic Club continued their qualifying run with a 4-2 win over the Oakland Stompers at the Beach Chalet in San Francisco. The match was their second straight tournament win for the SFSFL outfit over a UPSL club having defeated JASA Redwood City last month on the road.
Right now, we will defer to Doug at the Beautiful Blog for the highlights of the dramatic 4-3 Quakes win over Sacramento. It is always a pleasure to hang out with one of the socca family. Give him a follow at twitter.com/zimpix. We will admit that he takes the better shots. Plus, the Z man is one of the Red Bulls/Metros fans I will jam with.
Summary and set from the 3pointsport spot coming soon.
San Jose is on break until June 26 when they host Houston in league play while Sacramento resumes USL play against the Tulsa Roughnecks on June 22 7pm kickoff. The next Open Cup match for the Quakes will be on the road against LAFC on June 20 at Banc of California Stadium kickoff at 7:30pm.
The Oakland Stompers and Oakland Leopards kicked off the 2019 qualifying rounds of the US Open Cup at Burrell Field in San Leandro before a crowd of approximately 300 people in attendance. Arnulfo “PJ” Garcia Jr. scored the lone goal in the 80th minute off a volley to give the Stompers a 1-0 win over the Leopards.
The Leopards, as the reserve team for the Oakland Roots, plan to play in the Bay Area Adult Soccer League (BAASL) soon as part of evaluating players. The Roots is scheduled to announce their debut roster and league in the future.
The Stompers, which is the reserve outfit for the East Bay NPSL club, advance to the next round of the US Open Cup qualifiers against an team to be determined with that game to be played in the third weekend of October. They have their UPSL league home opener next Saturday September 29 at Raimondi Park in Oakland against Real San Jose. Kickoff at 7pm.
thecup.us Round One review along with photo from the host.
In a rematch of the 2016 US Open Cup match at the Beach Chalet in San Francisco, the visitors of the PDL scored 4 unanswered goals to defeat the perennial NPSL contenders 4-0, this time at Raimondi Park in Oakland. SF City advances to meet Sacramento Republic of the USL
Flickr set – photos include the instagram posts. All photos by Nap Badillo. All rights reserved.
In US Open Cup play, San Francisco City advances to meet Sacramento Republic FC of the USL. In the PDL schedule they will continue their road trip to Southern California this weekend to meet the Southern California Seahorses Saturday May 12 and FC Golden State Force the following day. Aguiluchos also resumes NPSL league play with a road trip to newcomers FC Davis, also on Sunday May 13.
The first round pairings have been set. San Francisco City FC and CD Aguiluchos USA will meet Wednesday May 9 6pm at Raimondi Park in Oakland. The two teams have a history with their previous tournament meeting in 2016 at the Beach Chalet grounds in San Francisco with Aguiluchos advancing to the next round.
Details and ticket pricing to follow. This will be an anticipated match with City playing after their season opener at Fresno against the U23s, and Aguiluchos after hosting Napa Valley 1839, both games on May 5.